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Organ transplant is surgery that replaces a diseased organ (such as a kidney, liver, heart, lungs, pancreas, or intestine) with a healthy organ from a donor. Donated organs come from both living donors and people who decided to donate an organ upon their death.
After an organ transplant, a person will need to make certain lifestyle changes (such as consistently getting good nutrition, regular sleep, and exercise) along with taking numerous daily medicines that prevent the body from rejecting the new organ.
Current as of: February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine
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